Arrive at Ooty (7000+ ft asl). Boating in lake in the evening is touristy but popular.
Sightseeing options closer to ooty to consider comprise Dodabetta Peak, Raj Bhawan, St Stephens Church, Rose garden, Botanical garden, Shooting point, Wax Museum.
Bandipur Proceed to Bandipur (50 kms - 2 hrs), a wildlife park renowned for its Tiger population. En route guests can visit Pykara Falls (25 kms). Evening Jeep Safari.
After morning safari depart for onward journey.
Bandipur forests with its deciduous habitat is the ideal spot for viewing animals like elephant, gaur, wild boar, sambhar. 200+ varieties of birds are spotted in the area especially in winter (Oct - March) such as Paradise Fly-Catcher, Hornbill, Woodpecker, Thrush, Crested Hawk Eagle etc. Jeep safaris are arranged by few lodges around the area.
The Botanical Garden is spread over 22-acres and is in existence since mid 1800s. A flower show is held every May. The Gardens have around a thousand species of plants, shrubs, ferns, trees, and herbal and bonsai plants.
The Government rose garden is the largest rose garden in India with more than 20,000 varieties of roses
A wax museum on ooty Coonoor road, that houses life-size wax statues of Indian personalities.
Raj Bhavan Ooty is the Summer residence of the Governor of Tamil Nadu. Gardens here consists of ornamental gardens in an area of about 9 acres, a rich lawn on 3 acres, four rosaries, two lily ponds, a sunken garden, two green houses, a vegetable garden and a nursery.
Ooty lake is spread over 60 acres offers boating to tourists and is a major tourist.
St. Stephens Church on Mysore road is one of the oldest churches in the Nilgiris area dated back to the 19th century
A view point surrounded by dense shola forests from where one can have a panoramic view of the area.
The Pykara Lake formed after a dam was constructed on Pykara river. There are two waterfalls over 50 meters height that are popularly known as Pykara falls and are a major tourist attraction. Enroute one also stops over at Shooting point, a point where many movies were shot in past.
Coimbatore is the second largest city in state of Tamil Nadu and a major textile and engineering hub. The plantation areas Coonnor and Valparai and hill station of ooty and kodaikanal are accessible from here.Ooty
Ooty (7500 ft asl) is one of the premier hill stations of India. It is known for its colonial heritage feel, heritage train, tea plantations around it, a wonderful weather all through the year (especially in summer) and is home to quite a few renowned boarding schools.Bandipur
Bandipur is located on the Mysor - Ooty route and is one of the renowned parks in South India known for their tiger sightings and excellent migratory bird population.